The Best Turkey Meat Loaf Ever

I can call it the best turkey meat loaf ever, well because it is; and because I didn’t come up with it. But even if I did, I’d have to call it the same thing, obviously. My goodness, I bet you never knew turkey meat loaf could taste this good. Unless you’ve had this recipe before, then you’re already aware. Thank you Gwyneth Paltrow for putting this recipe in your cookbook, It’s All Easy. Because of you another night of dinner (actually 4 and counting) is better. And I don’t take that kind of thing for granted.

Adapted from Gwyneth Paltrow’s It’s All Easy:

As organic as possible:

4 ounces Turkey bacon, roughly chopped

1 medium yellow Onion, roughly chopped

2 large Garlic cloves, roughly chopped

1/2 tsp (rounded) dried Thyme

2 Tbsp Olive oil

1/2 cup rolled Oats

1/2 cup unsweetened almond Milk (goat milk is good too)

3 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce

2 Tbsp plus 1/4 cup Ketchup

2 1/2 tsp Salt

1 Egg

Freshly cracked black Pepper

2 lbs ground Turkey

Preheat the oven to 375°.

Combine the turkey bacon, onion, garlic, and thyme in the bowl of a food processor.

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Process until minced but stop before the mixture becomes a paste.

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Heat the olive oil in a large sauté pan over medium-high heat. Add the bacon mixture and cook for 6 to 8 minutes, or until slightly browned and fragrant. I really think this is where a lot of the flavor develops so do it well! Set aside to cool.

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While the bacon mixture cools, combine the oats, milk, Worcestershire sauce, 2 Tbsp of the ketchup, the salt, egg, and pepper to taste.

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Mix that stuff together.

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Add the bacon mixture and the ground turkey and mix well with your hands. Get ’em in there! (But don’t over mix, that’s a meatloaf no-no, just until everything is incorporated.)

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Place the meat loaf on a parchment paper-lined baking sheet. and shape into a “rounded rectangle” really to me it seems more like an elongated smushed oval. Maybe that is a rounded rectangle? The point is you don’t want thinned out ends, because you want it to bake evenly.

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Next spread the ketchup in an even layer all over the loaf with a brush or spatula or the back of the spoon. I know, I know, it looks like a bloody mess. It’s not!

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Bake for 45 mouth watering minutes.

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The Best Turkey Meatloaf Ever

Ingredients

  • 4 ounces Turkey bacon, roughly chopped
  • 1 medium yellow Onion, roughly chopped
  • 2 large Garlic cloves, roughly chopped
  • 1/2 tsp (rounded) dried Thyme
  • 2 Tbsp Olive oil
  • 1/2 cup rolled Oats
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened almond Milk (goat milk is good too)
  • 3 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 Tbsp plus 1/4 cup Ketchup
  • 2 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 1 Egg
  • Freshly cracked black Pepper
  • 2 lbs ground Turkey

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 375°.
  2. Combine the turkey bacon, onion, garlic, and thyme in the bowl of a food processor.
  3. Process until minced but stop before the mixture becomes a paste.
  4. Heat the olive oil in a large sauté pan. Add bacon mixture and cook for 6 to 8 minutes, or until slightly browned and fragrant. Set aside.
  5. While the onion mixture cools, combine the oats, milk, Worcestershire, 2 tablespoons of the ketchup, the salt, egg, and pepper to taste and mix well with your hands.
  6. Add the sautéed onion mixture and the ground turkey and mix until everything is evenly incorporated.
  7. Place the meat loaf on a parchment paper-lined baking sheet and shape it into a rounded rectangle.
  8. Paint the top with the remaining 1/4 cup ketchup and bake for 45 minutes.
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14 comments

  1. What a beautiful meatloaf (and I’ve never said that sentence before)! Great idea to add turkey bacon to the mix. It sounds like you’ve really enjoyed her book so far?

  2. I’m going to try this Sadie! Chad requests meatloaf quite frequently, so I would love to switch it up with a new tried and true recipe😉

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